Average Bench: 62.6% (453rd of 853)

more Based on 609 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SKC300S37A120G, KINGSTON SKC300TS37A120G, KINGSTON KINGSTON SKC300S, KINGSTON SKC300S37A1, KINGSTON SKC300S37A120G, KINGSTON SKC300S

Above average average bench

The Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB averaged 37.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 72.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.2MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB is 28.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 176MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 118MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 609 samples)
Min Avg Max
326 Read 461 510
137 Write 176 206
162 Mixed 220 271
62.5% 286 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.4 4K Read 24.2 34.2
35.8 4K Write 72.4 109
8.14 4K Mixed 15.4 23
94.8% 37.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.8 DQ Read 118 223
54.2 DQ Write 144 203
7.46 DQ Mixed 35.2 62.1
53.2% 99.1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
32GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 510
Write 170
Mixed 122
58% 268 MB/s
4K Read 30.5
4K Write 72.6
4K Mixed 12.7
101% 38.6 MB/s
DQ Read 39.5
DQ Write 129
DQ Mixed 10.6
30% 59.8 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,339,136 SSDs tested.

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AmazonUS $101.604 months ago.
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Typical SSDNow KC300 120GB Builds (Compare 1,727 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 49%
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Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: Asrock 990FX Extreme3 - $112

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $704

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